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Monday, February 22, 2010

Etsy Feature...

Woo wouldn't love this wallet?

The Fig Leaf is one of the coolest shops that works with leather and that's what I  this shop. They are one-of-a-kind works of art! After you feast your eyes upon these, please show the Etsy artist Christa some love.

Functional and Fabulous!

How long have you had your shop?

Since March 2009

How did you learn your craft?

I learned out of a desire to make things for myself that I could use in everyday life. I then thought others might enjoy these items as much as I do.

Something for everybody

What inspires you?

 Everything! I get inspiration from the most unusual places and items - one thing leads to another and I'm off creating. I find a lot of my inspiration in the area where I live - surrounded my mountains, trees, and lots of leaves!

Leather Brooches

Why do you do what you do?

I have such a desire to make things for some reason. I can't explain why really, I just think about creating new things all the time - I have to keep a journal of my ideas until I get the time to create them.

Do you have any other talents?

I have a lot of other things I like to do... I love to bake from scratch new and healthy items for my family. I like to make my own makeup. I like to make my own jewelry on occasion. I also LOVE to take pictures as both of my parents are professional photographers I guess it's inherited. I'm far from perfect at any of them and with me, there is always room for improvement!

Whimsical IPhone/IPod Case

How would you describe your style, why?

 I'm not sure, maybe simple? Why - I like a simple, functional item that doesn't look too "busy".

Wristlet Straps

What types of products do you use, like to use?

Leather of all sorts, shapes, and textures.

Have you ever created a piece that was really hard to sell? What was it?

Yes, I once made a spider wallet, very unlike me, and it took awhile to sell.

Earthy Wallet

I know that you have a family, how do you find the time to make your products?

Nap time! Or after the children go to bed for the night - then I sometimes stay up late.

Please feel free to include anything that you would like us to know about you, your products, and your shop?
One thing others would never guess about me is that I come from an Amish background: my mother grew up Amish and much of my extended family still is Amish, living in Indiana
Don't forget to show some comment love for The Fig Leaf!
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